Michelle Johnson

When I set out to reach the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, I took with me a medal touched to Sister Ida’s grave.  I had heard that she was an avid hiker. At 15,000 feet, I still felt good but I was afraid. At night, I prayed and asked Sister Ida to help me and to watch over me. We had to start hiking up at 4:30 am. My fingers went numb, I had a headache. I asked Sister Ida for strength and to help me overcome my fears. At 18,300 feet I felt better!  At the top I thanked Sister Ida for helping me, and placed the medal under the flags at the summit sign.  I asked her to look out for all hikers coming up the mountain. She will always be there looking out for them!